Tens of thousands join Indian leader for world yoga day

It gained further momentum with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to adopt a special day to celebrate yoga internationally. Yoga is attractive because it is ancient yet modern, and it is constantly evolving, he said. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.

It is also a weight loss therapy, which aids increased muscle strength and tone, and improves respiration energy and vitality.

"Asana" refers to just the third branch of yoga, which signifies the postures. Stress can reveal itself in many ways, including back or neck pain, sleeping problems, headaches, drug abuse, and an inability to concentrate.

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev led a gathering in Rajasthan, whose chief minister said it was the largest group yoga event. Modi said India should be proud to be the "guardians of the great practice".

"Yoga is double-pronged and improves both the mental and physical state", she told Premium Times. In a distracted world, it helps focus.

Mrs Ugalahia said although Yoga used to be seen as an act of worship or spirituality by Indians and Buddhist, it has evolved in recent years. "It must be clearly understood that yoga does not adhere to any particular religion, belief system or community". "All of these benefits inspired me to become a yoga instructor with the hope to share these benefits with more people", says Rola. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being.

Oyinye Ugwueke, a Yoga Instructor and CEO of Olifestyleholistic, is one of the few certified Yoga Instructors in Nigeria.

President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a three-day visit to Surinamese will perform yoga asanas along with his counterpart Desire Delano Bouterse in Paramaribo. "Arabic Fusion Yoga is now a popular addition", she said. We can not accept yoga because we thought it is a part of Hinduism.

Graphic on some of the foundational poses in yoga.

An Indian yoga instructor performs during a mass session along with other practitioners to mark International Yoga Day in Lodi Gardens in New Delhi on Thursday.

This is being done as a part of the different kinds of programmes which are being organised and will be done in the context of the International Yoga Day (IDY) 2018 celebrations.Known as the Yoga Ambassadors Tour, the International Yoga Day (IDY) 2018 tour is a 10-day tour which is being organised to Kerala with the explicit support that is being extended by the Kerala Tourism as well as the Association of Tourism Trade Organisations India (ATTOI). The yogamarket in the U.S.is touted to be worth $16 billion. Times Square in NY hosted a similar class in 2017 with thousands of people celebrating the ancient discipline.

This year, celebrations are taking place around the nations of the world.

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